Monday, October 17, 2016

What a Great Trip and Anniversary!

We had an awesome anniversary and trip! There's a lot of photos and updates on Facebook so I'm not going to put them all here. Basically it was great and we're thinking of going back next year and doing stuff we couldn't do this year.

We started out early on Friday morning and headed to Connecticut where our first major stop (after driving around lost for about 40 minutes) was the mall which was my plan. And I was thrilled to find a workout bra in my size at the Victoria's Secret there! That pretty much made my whole day lol. After the mall and lunch we got to the hotel and basically relaxed. AMC (man, I really miss cable sometimes) had their FrightFest on 24/7 so it all horror movies all the time (and you guys know me and horror movies!).

Saturday morning was spent wandering around Essex, CT; the town (which was the cutest little town ever), the Connecticut River Museum, all the little shops and water areas and then the train and riverboat later that day. After the train/riverboat we went to a great restaurant (note for future reference... make reservations!) and we headed home on Sunday after more photos at the train station.

It was so great to actually spend time together, just the two of us, and to check out new places and do stuff as a couple and I'm almost sure we're going back next year!

We really want to check out Gillette Castle (which we saw from the riverboat) and according to the website it closes on Labor Day so we'd need to plan an earlier visit and there's a couple more train trips we'd like to do. We did the basic train/riverboat trip this time but we want to do the dinner train and the full day train (not all on the same weekend of course) but the all-day train doesn't start until after Gillette Castle closes for the season so we'd have to choose one or the other. We can hike around Gillette Castle at any time but we want to actually visit the inside of it which has to be earlier in the year.

I did not stick to low carb though and just generally enjoyed some great food (and some mediocre food) without binging and with following decent portions but the scale definitely went up by several pounds. Tomorrow I restart strict low carb and get back to working out (still at home) and there's nothing coming up for the next 4 weeks that will set me off track so I should be back to close to my last lowest weight by then.

In four weeks we're going to Sarah's for the weekend for Gabriel's birthday for a weekend like we do every year but I can easily eat low carb at her house so I really have no major events going on that will cause me to mess up my plan.  And once I have those weeks under my belt it will be way easier to actually stay on plan for when major events take place.

I feel like I'm totally ready to do this again and I'm looking forward to actually watching the scale go down and my body get stronger and firmer.

And here's my favorite shot us from this weekend!

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